Earth Care Fellowship

The LPPC Earth Care Fellowship was formed in 1998 when the church Session developed our "Earth Covenant, A Congregational Covenant for Earth Community" document. This document was developed and approved by Session to publicly declare our intention to assume responsibility for the care of our Earth Community and Mother Earth. We are members of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light; for updates on ongoing projects please visit

The Earth Care Fellowship regularly meets to organize our Earth Care activities including the four Solstice/Equinox/Vesper celebrations, care of the Community Jubilee Garden, and highway cleanup days.


Solstice & Equinox Celebrations

LPPC holds solstice and equinox celebrations or “Earth Vespers” services at the change of each season. These vesper celebrations are a regular joint offering of the Earth Care Fellowship of LPPC and the Partnership for Earth Spirituality of Albuquerque.

The Earth Care Fellowship greatly values the opportunity to sponsor our Spring and Autumn Equinox services and our Winter and Summer Solstice services, held consistently since 1998. Here are some descriptions of past celebrations:

  • The Spring Equinox occurs on or about March 21. We have celebrated with Celtic harp, bodrun, and liturgy.
  • The Summer Solstice, when the longest day and shortest night of the year occur, is on or about June 21. This might feature an early morning hike in the beautiful Sandia Mountains.
  • The Autumn Equinox occurs on or about September 21. We have held services in the evening giving thanks for the abundant harvest we have each year.
  • Our Winter Solstice celebration is held on or around December 21. It has become a popular community tradition, with candlelight poetry readings by the light of a single candle.
  • Touching Silver: the 25th Annual Winter Solstice Poetry Reading was held December 17, 2022, at 7 p.m.

We celebrated Earth Day 2023

We celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, in the the Memorial Garden with a Blessing of the Animals. Sunday morning the ECF performed a skit about pollinators in the late service, and in the hour preceding that we enjoyed a slide presentation by Maria Thomas on planting for pollinators. The ECF is planning a pollinator garden in the jubilee garden area. For more information please contact the church at 505-867-5718.